We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

2nd Street Bistro

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
201 Main St E, Ashland, WI 54806-1725
715-682-6444
Website
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 66: English reviews
Lindstrom, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a party of 4 and arrived at 8:00 p.m. for dinner as the restaurant we were planning on eating at could not serve food that night as their hot water went out. We each ordered a glass of wine and then placed our dinner order a short time later. We were all looking forward to a steak dinner... More 

Helpful?
Thank tgalla88
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bistro was suggested by a local resident and we arrived early for diner. I ordered a salad with spring greens, vegetables and choice of dressing and grilled Cajun chicken for $12. It was large and very good. I took some with me in the recyclable box they provided. Service was excellent. I will return when I am in area... More 

Helpful?
Thank WisconsinRidgewalker
Hurley, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called the day before to alert the restaurant that eight of us would be meeting there at 11:00 AM the next day. When we walked in, they were all set up for us, and immediately added another setting when I told him we were nine. Every one of us was happy with our food. Several ordered the special that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeanette S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

As a frequent visitor to Ashland I cannot say enough about this amazing gem of a restaurant . Paul and his staff welcome us as old friends every time we visit! The menu uses local organic foods including the spices as they are available seas only. Often there is live music to accompany the local artists on the walls and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julie L
Ashland, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

After months of wanting to try this bistro, my husband and I finally decided to give it a go. We went there Sunday afternoon, around 1:30. The restaurant was pretty empty other than a harpist in the corner, a bartender, and three people at the bar. We were hoping for lunch but found out they only had brunch. The brunch... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jessica B
Superior, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Calm atmosphere. Not quite the moon (obscure reference). Food good. Decor above normal. No dead animals staring down with judgement in their glass eyes.

Helpful?
Thank Davecki
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I stopped Saturday evening about 6:30. Live harp music was relaxing and enjoyable. Not real busy so I sat at the small bar. Nice selection of higher end liquors, wines, and some craft beers. Menu included soup, salads, sandwiches, and a meal menu after 5:00 PM. I had Hoisan braised pork. Nice sized portion served with sweet potatoes and broccoli.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter L
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I decided to have lunch here as this was the only non-fast food choice with real food. We were not disappointed. I had read the reviews about poor service but we experienced just the opposite. The gentleman who was our server was polite and friendly, a bit busy but to be expected over the lunch hour. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank SherKC
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We went to 2nd Street Bistro to celebrate my last day of "50 anything", as the following day was my 60th birthday. It could have been my last supper, and I would have gone on a happy girl!! Don't let the exterior fool you, as the food inside is as wonderful as the outside is deceiving. We arrived for dinner... More 

Helpful?
Thank WisconsinTravelB
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lovely, quaint cafe/bistro. Not cheap, though. Expect to pay a higher price for higher quality. That said, the food was fantastic; however, I must agree with another reviewer on the service. Not because it was slow (it wasn't) but the waiter (owner? bartender?) seemed very aloof. He greeted a couple of regulars warmly enough (I recognized one of them from... More 

Helpful?
Thank SARgrrl

Travelers who viewed 2nd Street Bistro also viewed

 

Been to 2nd Street Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Main St E, Ashland, WI 54806-1725
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: 715-682-6444

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from 2nd Street Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?